North Korea Arms Syria and Myanmar: UN

North Korea launched series of ballistic missiles in the last year. Photo: North Korea state-run KCNA
North Korea launched series of ballistic missiles in the last year. Photo: North Korea state-run KCNA

The United Nations has reported that the North Korean regime has been selling weapons to Myanmar and Syria.

The UN reports also said that North Korean has been exporting banned materials like coal and iron to countries like South Korea, Malaysia, and China.

The North Korean regime has been assisting the Assad regime of Syria in developing its own nuclear programs.

The North Korean regime also provided the Myanmar military with ballistic missiles, the United Nations reported.

North Korea “is already floating the most recent resolutions by exploiting global oil supply chains, complicit foreign nationals, offshore company registries, and the international banking system,” the United Nations report reads according to CNN.

North Korea “continued to export almost all the commodities prohibited in the resolutions, generating nearly $200m in revenue between January and September 2017,” the report read, according to the AFP news agency.

The United Nations said North Korea delivered coal shipments to countries like China, Malaysia, South Korea, Vietnam, and Russia by ships using “a combination of multiple evasion techniques, routes and deceptive tactics.”

The United Nations adopted series of sanctions against North Korea as the country continues series of ballistic missile tests.

The UN sanctions aimed at cutting off revenue to North Korea’s military programs and restricting its exports in this pursuit.


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